Washington Building - 1900


The Washington Building (now One Broadway) opened in 1884 on the site of the old Kennedy Mansion, replaced by the Washington Hotel, which was demolished about 1882 to make room for this office building. Its dome reached 258 feet above ground. In 1919, it was acquired by the International Mercantile Marine Company and the it was renovated to gain its current neoclassical style, completed around 1921.

The 16-story Bowling Green Offices Building, 11 Broadway, is on the right. It was erected between 1895 and 1898. Five additional stories were built in 1920–1921.

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Washington Building



Washington Building


This is a fragment of this photo, but colorized in a photochrom print, copyright 1900, in album prepared by Detroit Photographic Co. to use as a catalog in its office. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.


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